Denver City Council Task Force on Economic Prosperity
has convened a Task Force on Economic Prosperity to take a broad look
at economic development in Denver and develop a common set of
principles and recommendations that will help guide future economic
development strategies and initiatives. The Task Force is a joint effort of
Denver’s City Council and the administration of Mayor Hickenlooper.
Executive Director Carmen Rhodes has been appointed to serve on the 30-member
body. FRESC will seek to represent all our
constituencies in this endeavor, including moderate and low-wage workers,
both union and non-union; affordable housing residents; and community members
who seek a greater role in the government policies and practices that impact
believes the Task Force is an opportunity to have a meaningful dialog on a
full range of values, including Denver's priorities on good jobs, affordable housing, and strong communities and how these priorities can be aligned with our economic development practices. All sectors have a
role to play in expanding economic opportunity—government, business, organized
labor, organized community groups, and individuals, and FRESC applauds the
Task Force for including each of these sectors.
Over the past several years, the Campaign for Responsible
Development’s Community Benefit campaigns and FRESC’s Prevailing Wage Committee
have raised the question of how Denver’s economic development efforts are building
economic opportunity for our residents, and thus have been catalysts
influencing the formation of this Task Force.
The Task Force has established a web-based center for information that is open to the public at e-colorado. Please note that you will have to register to receive a username and password to use the site.